Wednesday, November 08, 2006
As a fiscal conservative of sorts, I was a little fearful of what happened on election night, then I realized, why am I so scared? These Republicans have no relation whatsoever to my libertarian ethos of small government and fiscal wisdom. There was a forty, 40! percent increase in the size of the federal budget during the Republican reign. Hell, if you're going to have spending idiot savants,... then bring in the real pros, ...the donkeys. Democrats have been experts at spending for 70 years and won't give up that throne lightly.
So after I got the grin on my face as I watched the Republicans get throttled, I realized the following:
~ Howard Dean to the white courtesy phone please! ~
Did he pull it off or what? after the shellacking of critique he got from his own party for the ridiculous idea of investing precious dollars in ALL 50 states,.... now the "yeller" is looking pretty good, isn't he? Problem is, he was nowhere to be found. Did anybody see him in any of the talk shows, wasn't he conspicuously absent from the Democratic onstage orgy?.... It won't matter. Rahm Emanuel is going to get chairmanship of the DNC. You heard it here first.
~ Nancy Pelosi, I love your "purple suit" honey~
Anybody notice the purple suit she had on? subliminal thing to mean she was all for the "purple-ization" of America?... Oh hell no, I know that, but I found it an odd color to choose for her crowning moment. I'll give her credit though, she was cordial, near-magnanimous, and said all the right things. But if she leaves bone-heads like Alcee Hastings and Charlie Rangold to head those high-profile committees then its all fluff anyway.
~ Paul and James~
James Carville and Paul Begala were scaring me last night. I though they were on drugs,.. and inhaling. They were good, salient, non-sarcastic, no poison spewing out, non-acerbic, ..... I swear they had the best lines and reasoning of the night. What happened to them? I liked them better when they were A-holes.... The sight of James walking around the set in Nike's was priceless.
~ Return of the Blue Dogs Demos~
Imagine that,... conservative democrats in the mist...., Pelosi and Schumer must be going apeshit! I don't think this was an anti-incumbent election at all. Make no mistake about it, this was an anti-Bush bash-o-rama. But a liberal revolution this was not. Casey from Pennsylvania? Webb from Virginia? These guys are economic NATIONALISTS! they don't like the outsourcing of jobs or free trade, and want a serious immigration policy to stop illegals.... Casey is pro-life and pro-gun! (huh?), Brown from Ohio? Has anybody read his book on free trade? This guy is my guy! He is a DINO! (demo in name only).
~Ned Lamont... what happened?~
The night of the primary election when he allowed Al Sharpton and the usual suspects to pose on the dais with him for the 11'o clock news, was the beginning of the end. Tell me you did not squirm at that.... anybody? Personally I'm glad Lieberman waxed his tail. Now we have a 49-49 Senate with Jeffords basically a Democrat pretending to be an independent, and Lieberman raring to piss somebody off... think of the vote Drama in the senate. Many a popcorn moments to come...
~Bush goes Cleveland~
President Grover Cleveland never saw a veto he did not like,.. GWB has been allergic to the veto pen. You heard it here first, he is going to be flexing the veto pen so hard it is going to be THE issue of his last 2 years. Mark it.
~Its not the economy, stupid?~
Might as well toss that little nugget down the basin of election myths. The economy is smokin', the stock exchange is nearing the half-gazilion mark, unemployment is down in the 4% mark?.... so what? said the electorate. Its the war, stupid. No longer is a race local... the nationalization of political races is here to stay.
So with that, I hope the Democrats get thumped in '08, and the Republicans get smoked in 2010, and the Democrats get sauced in 2012,.... get my drift? the only way these professional politicians are going to stop pissing on each other's coffee and start working together is by never feeling secure of their fuckin' seat. Keep voting out the bums America,.... If my party can't win, then to hell with the other two I say...